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Monday 28, Mar 2011

State cuts funds for teen steroid testing

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State cuts funds for teen steroid testingThe anti-steroid message by Don Hooton after his teenage son’s suicide, attributed to steroid use, has never been more in demand.

The foundation created by him offers information at high schools and colleges across the U.S. and Canada and accepts annual donations from Major League Baseball and the National Football League for the Taylor Hooton Foundation.

Hooton, who runs the foundation out of his McKinney home says, “We’re going to budget this down to defeating the purpose of the program.”

Monday 28, Mar 2011

No positive results during spring

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No positive results during springThe UIL released its spring anabolic steroid testing results that revealed that no athlete tested positive.

It was disclosed by the UIL that 3,308 tests were conducted from January to May.

The disclosure is expected to support claims of anti-doping agencies who have been trying hard to break down the relationship of anabolic steroids and professional sports.

Sunday 27, Mar 2011

Ivan Basso admits doping charges

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Giro D’Italia champion Ivan Basso has admitted being involved in the Operation Puerto doping scandal, according to the Italian Olympic Committee (CONI).

A statement on CONI’s website said, “The office of the anti-doping power of attorney has listened today to Ivan Basso and he has widely admitted his own responsibilities relative to Operation Puerto and has supplied the maximum collaboration in order to clear up the relative facts of his involvement.”

Basso could now face a two-year ban though it is believed that his offer to help the authorities may lead to leniency.

Sunday 27, Mar 2011

Jail term for steroid seller

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Jail term for steroid sellerBrian Wainstein, a South African national with an address at Bank Lodge, Knockraheen, Roundwood in Co Wicklow, Ireland, has been sentenced to two years in jail with all but four months suspended.

Wainstein illegally sold bodybuilding steroids worldwide from an Irish address.

The Irish Medicines Board (IMB) welcomed the ruling, stating the illegal sale of anabolic steroids was a serious health concern.

Saturday 26, Mar 2011

Fake drugs sold by illegal online pharmacies

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Fake drugs sold by illegal online pharmaciesA new report has warned that 62 percent of medicines purchased over the internet are either substandard or fake.

The findings are contained in the report of the European Alliance for Access to Safe Medicines (EAASM).

Nearly 200,000 illegally imported tablets and capsules, including anabolic steroids, anti-impotence drugs and weight loss products, were seized by the watchdog Irish Medicines Board (IMB) in 2007.

Saturday 26, Mar 2011

Education program by Irish Rugby Football Union

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Education program by Irish Rugby Football UnionThe Irish Rugby Football Union is developing an education program throughout the underage system in schools so that the concerns about the use of dangerous supplements like creatine amongst rugby-playing school boys can be reduced to a significant extent.

Ruth Wood-Martin, the IRFU Performance Nutritionist said, “We actively discourage the use of supplements in underage players and we are developing a programme that will focus on how eating and drinking well is the most effective nutrition strategy to support hard training and quick recovery.”

“These protein and body building shakes they are bulking up on, no ones knows where they are coming from. Some say the ingredients are thrown into a cement mixer to mix them up.”

Friday 25, Mar 2011

Failed drug test was a mistake, says Palmeiro

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Failed drug test was a mistake, says PalmeiroRafael Palmeiro is sticking to his story that a tainted vitamin shot resulted in a failed drug test five years ago and is hopeful that Hall of Fame voters will overlook the mistake and honor him for his 3,020 hits and 569 home runs.

“I was telling the truth then and I am telling the truth now,” Palmeiro said.

Baseball voters have earlier denied Mark McGwire and the once certain election of Palmeiro to the Hall is in jeopardy.

Friday 25, Mar 2011

Two minor league pitchers suspended

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Two minor league pitchers suspendedJoselito Adames and San Lazaro Solano, two minor league pitchers were handed 50-game suspensions for testing positive for performance enhancing drugs.

The suspensions were recently announced by Major League Baseball and will be effective at the start of the 2011 season.

San Lazaro Solano, a pitcher on the Philadelphia Phillies’ Dominican Summer League team, tested positive for an anabolic steroid, Boldenone.

Friday 25, Mar 2011

Positive steroid test haunts Rafael Palmeiro

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Positive steroid test haunts Rafael PalmeiroRafael Palmeiro maintains he did nothing wrong five years after he tested positive for an anabolic steroid.

The former Ranger talked about the positive test during a rare interview recently while he watched his son play for the McKinney Marshals in a Texas Collegiate League game.

Palmeiro continues to maintain that he took a tainted shot of vitamin B12.

Thursday 24, Mar 2011

New drugs and hardcore medicines used by riders

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New drugs and hardcore medicines used by ridersAccording to the French Anti-Doping Agency, two new and undetectable doping products were used at the 2009 Tour de France.

Pierre Bordry, head of the AFLD, told Le Monde that “two new products were used during [this year's] Tour de France: two medicines that are not yet on the market.”

Bordry said he believes illegal blood transfusions were still in use during the Tour and he claimed that his agency had found evidence of “hardcore medicines” in rubbish bins during the Tour.

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